We accept sixteen interns. Beginning with the fall 2015 class, eight interns will be accepted for the Clinical Nutrition concentration and eight interns will be accepted for the Pediatric Clinical Nutrition concentration.
The required minimal overall grade point average required for this internship is 2.75.
There is no stipend for interns who are accepted into our program
A strong overall grade point average, relevant work experience, a strong personal letter and reference letters.
Projects vary greatly from year to year, based upon departmental priorities. Some examples are:
Each intern completes a clinical nutrition written and oral case study and an oral review of literature session.
No, we do not conduct personal interviews at this time. You will be accepted into this program based on your application and supporting documents.
No. This internship is Health System-based and is not affiliated with any of the academic programs at the University of Michigan.
No, but the Director will verify loan deferments.
Part time participation in this internship program is not an option; this is a full time program.
Participation in graduate studies while enrolled in this internship is not recommended.
Interns are regularly evaluated throughout the program. Evaluations are based upon specific competencies for the respective supervised practice rotation or learning experience. Preceptors evaluate interns and interns evaluate the rotation preceptor.
Yes, business casual with a white lab coat for most rotations. Note that several community rotations require interns to meet different dress code standards.
Several shifts begin between 7:00 and 8:00 a.m. and end by 4:00 or 5:00 p.m. However, some days do begin much earlier and/or end much later. Projects and assignments may need to be completed outside of regular rotations.
Generally we find that each intern typically has his/her own computer. The department owns several laptops which interns may reserve in advance to use on-site.
Please check our web site for future open house dates. An open house is usually held in the fall of each year for graduating seniors who intend to apply to an internship program that begins the following fall. For instance, seniors graduating in the spring of 2016 who plan to begin an internship in the fall of 2016 would typically attend an open house in the fall of 2015.
There are four steps to becoming a Registered Dietitian: